Niger shuts over 2,000 private schools for operating below government approved standard

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Niger government has closed down over 2,000 privates schools in Suleja Local Government Area and other parts of the state for operating below government approved standard.

Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, Permanent Secretary of Niger Ministry of Education, disclosed this when he received the state Chapter of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) in Minna on Monday.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the members of the association were in the state Government House to mark the 2019 NAPPS Day celebration.

Aliyu disclosed that the schools were closed down for operating below standard in terms of infrastructure, offices, toilets, water and human resources.

“We have a monitoring team from the private school management board that monitors schools both in the state and local government areas to ensure that they operate within the approved standard.

“This is part of government efforts in ensuring we provide qualitative education in the state,” he said.

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